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1.   I have been asked by a Participant to be their Assessor. What is involved?
An Assessor is a suitably skilled, experience and/or qualified volunteer who can assist with and assess a Participant’s activity being undertaken for their Section.
An Assessor completes a digital report (or the Participant can print a hardcopy) at the conclusion of the Participants Section. This Report verifies that the Participant has met the requirements in that Section.
2.   Do I need a Working with Children Check to be an Assessor? 
Any person working with children (under 18) in NSW in a direct, ongoing capacity requires a valid WWCC – this includes Assessors. Refer to Office of the Children’s Guardian. Possible exceptions do apply.

3.   Where can I find the Assessor Commencement Guide?
In the Participants resources section (bottom of the page).

4.   Do I need to submit the volunteer details and agreements form from the Assessor Commencement Guide to the Award Centre?
Yes, either digitally or hard copy. You can either return it to the Participant or forward directly to the Award Leader.

5.   Do I need to be approved by the Participant’s Award Leader before starting to assess the Participant’s activity?
Yes, all Assessors must be approved by the Participant's Award Leader before starting any Duke of Ed activities with them.

6.   Can I be an Assessor for my son/daughter or brother/sister?
No. Assessors should not be a family member.

7.   Does an Assessor need to be with the Participant each time they engage in the activity?
No, the frequency of Award related contact and monitoring between the Participant and the Assessor will depend on the activity and the age/level of independence of the Participant.

8.   How do I assess a Participant’s activity?
The Participant records their activities in their Online Record Book (ORB) and will then either print off a summary and present this to you for assessment or you will receive an email from the ORB requesting you assess the Participant.

9.   What do I do if a Participant has not met the requirements for their Section?
The Assessor should discuss their concerns with the Participant. The Participant should then be encouraged to finish the requirements of that Section.

10.   Can I as a director, sign off on a Participant’s activity even if I am not directly overseeing them?
You can nominate yourself as the Assessor if supervising staff are appropriately qualified and the organisation meets NSW Child Protection requirements. However, final approval is at the discretion of the Award Leader.

11.   How can my organisation be listed as a Duke of Ed Activity Provider?
You can register for the National Activity Provider Directory.

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